Oman Australia Cable takes another step towards completion

Published: 10 March 2020 - 7:14 a.m.

SUB.CO has announced that its Oman Australia Cable project has now officially entered Contract In Force status, with the cable expected to be ready for service by December 2021.

The project will provide next generation subsea connectivity between Muscat in Oman and Perth in Australia.

Once completed, the Oman Australia Cable will be the only direct link between Australia and the GCC.

"Once deployed, OAC will enable high-capacity, low-latency transmission and open a much-sought route between Australia and EMEA. SubCom is very pleased to be moving forward with this project and we are confident in our ability to implement what will be a powerful and reliable system on behalf of SUB.CO," said David Coughlan, CEO of SubCom.

The Oman Australia Cable system will comprise three fibre pairs with an option to upgrade to four fibre pairs based upon final demand. The cable will run for approximately 9,700 km, with branching units designed to potentially extend the system into Salalah, Oman and Djibouti in the future.

SUB.CO has also presided over the Sydney to Guam Cable (PPC-1), Sydney to Los Angeles (Endeavour & AAG), Singapore to Perth Cable (Indigo West) and Australia’s first transcontinental fibre optic submarine cable (Indigo Central).

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